Top 10 Best Books to Read in Accounting - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Accounting. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Accounting All-in-One For Dummies with Online Practice


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Accounting - August 2021

Your all-in-one accounting resource   If you’re a numbers person, it’s your lucky day! Accounting jobs are on the rise ― in fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a faster-than-average growth rate of 11% in the industry through 2024. So, if you’re seeking long-term job security while also pursuing your passion, you’ll be stacking the odds in your favor by starting a career in accounting. Accountants don’t necessarily lead a solitary life behind a desk in a bank. The field offers opportunities in auditing, budget analysis, financial accounting, management accounting, tax accounting, and more. In Accounting All-in-One For Dummies , you’ll benefit from cream-of-the-crop content culled from several previously published books. It’ll help you to flourish in whatever niche you want to conquer in the wonderful world of accounting. You’ll also get free access to a quiz for each section of the book online. Report on financial statements         Make savvy business decisions Audit and detect financial fraud Handle cash and make purchasing decisions Get free access to topic quizzes online If you’re a student studying the application of accounting theories or a professional looking for a valuable desktop reference you can trust, this book covers it all.

  • Author: Kenneth W. Boyd
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2nd edition (April 17, 2018)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Accounting
  • ISBN: 978-1119453895
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.9 x 9.2 inches

                 

2. Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Accounting - August 2021

Delivering Health Care in America, Seventh Edition is the most current and comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique "systems" approach, the text brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy to read resource that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together. With updated data and figures throughout, the new seventh edition is a thorough revision that highlights many new trends in health care; examines current challenges in cost, access, and quality; and explores the legacy of Obamacare and the future of health care reform in view of the new presidency. The Seventh Edition covers: • New trends in health care • Chronic conditions in the U.S. along with updated information on global pandemics and infectious diseases • Healthy People 2020 goals • Implications of healthcare professional shortage and the major issues in healthcare workforce after the ACA • New regulations for medical devices and the impact medical technology and technology assessment. • Current information on health insurance • New assessments of patient centered medical homes in primary care; primary care providers in other countries; and current developments in alternative medicine • Updates on hospital utilization and costs. • Experiences with CO OPs and ACOs under Obamacare. • Perspectives on community based LTC. Trends in institutional care. • The uninsured after the ACA; the current status of the homeless; the plight of mental health and healthcare; the quality of care indicators • Current challenges in health care cost, access, and quality; pay for performance in healthcare • The critical policy issues; future health policy issues/challenges in both US and abroad.

  • Author: Leiyu Shi
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 7th edition (October 20, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1284124491
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9 inches

                 

3. QuickBooks 2021 For Dummies


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Accounting - August 2021

Save on expensive professionals with this trusted bestseller! Running your own business is pretty cool, but when it comes to the financial side―accounts and payroll, for instance―it's not so cool! That's why millions of small business owners around the world count on QuickBooks to quickly and easily manage accounting and financial tasks and save big time on hiring expensive professionals. In a friendly, easy-to-follow style, small business guru and bestselling author Stephen L. Nelson checks off all your financial line-item asks, including how to track your profits, plan a perfect budget, simplify tax returns, manage inventory, create invoices, track costs, generate reports, and pretty much any other accounts and financial-planning task that turns up on your desk! Keep up with the latest QuickBooks changes Use QuickBooks to track profits and finances Balance your budget Back up your data safely The fully updated new edition of QuickBooks For Dummies takes the sweat (and the expense) out of cooking the books―and gives you more time to savor the results of your labors!

  • Author: Stephen L. Nelson
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1st edition (October 23, 2020)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Software
  • ISBN: 978-1119676799
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.1 x 9 inches

                 

4. Bookkeeping All-in-One For Dummies


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Accounting - August 2021

Manage the art of bookkeeping Do you need to get up and running on bookkeeping basics and the latest tools and technology used in the field? You've come to the right place!  Bookkeeping All-In-One For Dummies  is your go-to guide for all things bookkeeping. Bringing you accessible information on the new technologies and programs, it cuts through confusing jargon and gives you friendly instruction you can use right away. Inside, you’ll learn how to keep track of transactions, unravel up-to-date tax information, recognize your assets, and so much more. Covers all the new techniques and programs in the bookkeeping field Shows you how to manage assets and liabilities Explains how to track business transactions accurately with ledgers and journals Helps you make sense of accounting and bookkeeping basics  Get all the info you need to jumpstart your career as a bookkeeper!

  • Author: Lita Epstein
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2nd edition (August 27, 2019)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Accounting
  • ISBN: 978-1119592907
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches

                 

5. Mastering QuickBooks 2021: The ultimate guide to bookkeeping and QuickBooks Online, 2nd Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Accounting - August 2021

This second edition of the bestselling Mastering QuickBooks 2020 is updated and improved to focus on advanced QBO features, techniques for managing sales taxes, and budgeting and reporting best practices Key Features Understand how to manage sales taxes and transactions Explore advanced bookkeeping techniques such as using the custom chart builder, importing budgets, and performing smart reporting with Fathom Become proficient in using QuickBooks Online and implement best practices to avoid costly errors Book Description Intuit QuickBooks is an accounting software package that helps small business owners to manage all their bookkeeping tasks independently. This latest edition of Mastering QuickBooks takes you through the range of new features and updates available in QuickBooks Online (QBO). Creating multilingual invoices, tracking mileage, working with a cash flow dashboard that helps you with cash forecasting and planning reports, and uploading a batch of bills and checks are just a few of the new features covered in this edition. As you progress, you'll learn how to manage sales tax, including how to set up, collect, track, pay, and report sales tax payments. Dedicated sections will also take you through new content focused on the latest features in the QBO line-up, while also showing you the different types of businesses that can benefit from QBO Advanced. In addition to this, you'll explore how to export reports to Google Sheets, use the custom chart builder, import budgets, perform smart reporting with Fathom, and much more. By the end of this QuickBooks book, you'll be well-versed with the features of QuickBooks and have the confidence to manage all your bookkeeping tasks with ease. What you will learn Discover the new features of QBO and find out what the QBO line-up offers Get to grips with bookkeeping concepts and the typical bookkeeping and financial accounting cycle Set up QuickBooks for both product-based and service-based businesses Track everything from billable and non-billable time and expenses to profit Generate key financial reports for accounts, customers, jobs, and invoice items Understand the complete QuickBooks payroll process and track payments made to 1099 contractors Manage various bank and credit accounts linked to your business Who this book is for The book is for small business owners and bookkeepers or accounting students who want to learn QuickBooks Online and understand how to implement and use it effectively. Whether you're a bookkeeping beginner or have some experience already, this book will help you learn to use Intuit QuickBooks Online confidently. Table of Contents Getting Started with QuickBooks Online QuickBooks Online Advanced Company File Setup Migrating to QuickBooks Online Customizing QuickBooks for Your Business Managing Customers, Vendors, Products, and Services Managing Sales Tax Recording Sales Transactions in QuickBooks Online Recording Expenses in QuickBooks Online Reconciling Downloaded Bank and Credit Card Transactions Report Center Overview Business Overview Reports Customer Sales Reports in QuickBooks Online Vendor and Expenses Reports Managing Payroll in QuickBooks Online Managing 1099 Contractors in QuickBooks Online Closing the Books in QuickBooks Online Handling Special Transactions in QuickBooks Online

  • Author: Crystalynn Shelton
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing; 2nd ed. edition (January 15, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Accounting
  • ISBN: 978-1800204041
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.94 x 9.25 inches

                 



6. Accounting Made Simple: Accounting Explained in 100 Pages or Less (Financial Topics in 100 Pages or Less)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Accounting - August 2021

Find all of the following explained in Plain-English with no technical jargon: The Accounting Equation and why it's so significant How to read and prepare financial statements How to calculate and interpret several different financial ratios The concepts and assumptions behind Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Preparing journal entries with debits and credits Cash method vs. accrual method Inventory and Cost of Goods Sold How to calculate depreciation and amortization expenses

  • Author: Mike Piper
  • Publisher: Simple Subjects, LLC (January 1, 2013)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Business & Finance
  • ISBN: 978-0981454221
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.29 x 8 inches

                 

7. How to Read a Financial Report: Wringing Vital Signs Out of the Numbers


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Accounting - August 2021

The updated new edition of the comprehensive guide to reading and understanding financial reports Financial reports are used to provide a range of vital information, including an organization’s cash flow, financial condition, and profit performance (aka The Big Three Financial Statements). Financial statements are often complex and extremely difficult to understand for anyone other than accounting and finance professionals. How to Read a Financial Report enablesinvestors, lenders, business leaders, analysts, and managers to read, analyze, and interpret financial accounting reports. Designed specifically for non-specialists, this reader-friendly resource covers the fundamentals of financial reporting in jargon-free English. Topics such as sales revenue & recognition, costs of goods sold, sources & uses of capital/cash, non-cash expenses (e.g., depreciation expense), income tax obligations, understanding profits & financial stability, and financial statement ratios & analysis are covered throughout the book. Now in its ninth edition, this bestselling guide has been thoroughly revised to reflect changes in accounting and financial reporting rules, current practices, and recent trends. New and expanded content explains managing cash flow, illustrates the deceitful misrepresentation of profits in some financial reports (aka Financial Engineering), and more. Further, end-of-chapter activities help readers learn the intricacies of the balance sheet and cash flow statement, while updated sections address shifts in regulatory standards. Written by two highly experienced experts in financial accounting, this resource:  Enables readers to cut through the noise and focus on what financial reports and financial statements are really saying about a company Clarifies commonly misunderstood aspects of financial reporting and how companies can “financially engineer” operating results Offers comprehensive, step-by-step guidance on analyzing financial reports Provides numerous examples and explanations of various types of financial reports and analysis tools

  • Author: John A. Tracy
  • Publisher: Wiley; 9th edition (February 5, 2020)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Accounting
  • ISBN: 978-1119606468
  • Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.5 x 6.4 inches

                 

8. Sultz & Young's Health Care USA: Understanding Its Organization and Delivery


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Accounting - August 2021

Health Care USA, Ninth Edition offers students of health administration, public health, medicine, and related fields a wide-ranging overview of America’s health care system. Combining historical perspective with analysis of current trends, including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), this thoroughly updated edition charts the evolution of modern American health care, providing a complete examination of its organization and delivery while offering critical insight into the issues that the U.S. health system faces today. Balanced in perspective and comprehensive in its coverage, Health Care USA, Ninth Edition, provides students with a clearly organized, straightforward illustration of the complex structures, relationships and processes of this rapidly growing industry. Now with a new, highly experienced co-author Philip J. Kroth, the Ninth Edition explores new and evolving trends in the health care delivery marketplace and workforce including the forthcoming physician shortage, the status of the nursing profession, hospitalists, and the move of many physicians from small group practices to hospitals. New to the Ninth Edition: • Up-to-date information on the implementation of the ACA woven throughout the chapters • New, comprehensive coverage of MACRA and its impact on all parts of the health care delivery system woven throughout the chapters • Coverage of new trends including mergers, acquisitions, and the vertical integration of health systems • New coverage in the Health Information Technology chapter on the challenges of achieving interoperability • Current information on workforce issues such as the coming physician shortage; the role, certification, and training of physician assistants; trends in pharmacy and dentistry; nurse practitioners; hospitalists; and a new section on the increasingly important role of medical assistants • Completely overhauled chapter on Public Health including new international comparisons, and data on U.S. spending on prevention efforts with examples from the Flint, Michigan water crisis, Gun violence, as well as SARS and Zika

  • Author: Kristina M. Young
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 9th edition (February 22, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1284114676
  • Dimensions: 6.75 x 0.75 x 9 inches

                 

9. QuickBooks Online For Dummies, 6th Edition (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Accounting - August 2021

Master the world’s most popular cloud software for bookkeeping and accounting QuickBooks Online For Dummies, 6th Edition  collects and provides the best and most current information available for those looking to get the most out of the leading QuickBooks Online software. Perfect for small business owners, managers, and employees,  QuickBooks Online For Dummies  delivers the newest and most up-to-date advice based on the latest versions of QuickBooks Online. The  6 th  Edition  is written by a seasoned author of more than seventy books. Whether you’re a QuickBooks Online newbie or seasoned pro, you’ll find actionable and accessible advice in this new edition. Get tips on: Creating invoices and credit memos Recording sales receipts Recording and paying bills Setting up inventory items Tracking business checkbook and credit cards And more  No longer will you have to struggle through your interactions with the most used bookkeeping and accounting software in the world. Master this technology with the straightforward and accessible approach made famous by the  For Dummies  series.

  • Author: David H. Ringstrom
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 6th edition (December 30, 2020)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Networking & Cloud Computing
  • ISBN: 978-1119679073
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.3 x 8.9 inches

                 

10. Essential Concepts of Business for Lawyers (Aspen Coursebook Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Accounting - August 2021

Most law students have never had formal coursework in accounting or finance, yet these areas are integral to so many law school courses including: Business Associations, Securities Regulations, Corporate Finance, Taxation, Banking Law, Financial Regulation, and Business Planning. With math no more difficult than high school algebra, Essential Concepts of Business for Lawyers, Third Edition fills in those gaps with an accessible and interactive presentation of accounting, finance, and financial markets. Each stand-alone chapter provides a complete lesson that will shed light on business courses in law school, as well as business situations in legal practice. New to the Third Edition: Updates for and addition of new cases that illustrate the business concepts Addition of more examples, including information related to more companies such as Google and Uber Addition of new materials on the basic microeconomic concept of supply and demand Professors and students will benefit from: A self-contained course book that supports a 2-credit course on an overview of business concepts, including accounting, finance, valuation, financial instruments, and business strategy Lessons that go beyond the definitions of terms of art and business terminology A book written at an accessible level Edited appellate cases that connect business concepts to the law and legal practice Knowledge of the basic and most essential concepts of business Materials presented in an accessible way including the use of many examples to illustrate difficult concepts Clear explanations of difficult materials and foreign concepts

  • Author: Robert J. Rhee
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer; 3rd edition (February 2, 2020)
  • Genre: Law, Business
  • ISBN: 978-1543804560
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.16 x 10 inches